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In this week's Nature Genetics, a multi-institute team publishes a nearly complete reference genome of the cultivated octoploid strawberry, which resulted from the hybridization of two wild octoploid species that descended from the merger of four diploid progenitor species into a single nucleus more than one million years ago.

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The Hill reports President Donald Trump issued an executive directing federal agencies to cut the number of board and advisory committees they have.

The New York Times reports that researchers are combining tools to more quickly develop crops to feed a growing population and cope with shifting climates.

Scientists in Canada are looking to the UK's plan to sequence children with rare conditions for inspiration, the National Post reports.

In PNAS this week: copy number changes arose during polar bear evolution, genomic and transcriptomic analysis of the Siberian hamster, and more.